Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes three lenses for one iPhone, three iPhones for one launch, the new Product (Red) iPhones, Apple locking you into iOS 11.3, the new Foundation TV series for Apple TC, and Mark Zuckerberg’s planned sideswipe at Apple in Congress.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).
Apple’s Triple Play On One iPhone
Apple is expected to increase the stakes in the smartphone camera battle later this year by outfitting its largest iPhone with a ‘three lens’ camera offering up to x5 optical zoom. While a new feature for iOS, it would be matching the impressive results of Huawei’s P20 Pro. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly reports:
This would be a huge step up from the 2x optical zoom in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus and give Apple a major differentiator over its rivals. Furthermore, the early signs are – unlike the now-defunct megapixel war – triple lens cameras do have the potential to significantly improve smartphone photography.
Huawei’s recently released P20 Pro smartphone is the first mass-market device to offer a triple lens setup and it currently sits a long way clear of all rivals in DxOMark’s smartphone camera rankings. Its triple cameras offer significantly better low light performance than both Apple and Samsung’s phones and provide a 3x optical zoom.
More here on Forbes.